90 in 90: Saints 1-4 Leicester City
Saints fall to 4-1 defeat against Leicester City at St Mary's.
Highlights: Saints 1-4 Leicester City
Key moments from Saints' defeat to Leicester City.
Gallery: Saints 1-4 Leicester
Action shots from Wednesday's game at St Mary's
Video: Yoshida speaks after Leicester defeat
Defender reacts to a tough night at St Mary's.
Pellegrino reflects on Leicester defeat
The manager urges his players to find a reaction with upcoming fixture congestion
Yoshida: We have to move on
Defender calls on Saints to pull together after Leicester defeat.
Video: Pellegrino on Leicester City defeat
Saints' boss reacts to Foxes defeat.
Saints suffer Leicester defeat
Foxes hit four on night to forget at St Mary's.
Pre-match quiz: Saints, Leicester, both or neither?
Test your knowledge ahead of Saints' meeting with Leicester.
Opposition View: Leicester City
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Match Preview: Saints vs Leicester City
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Inside Track: Leicester City
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SAINTS: Leicester edition now available
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Pellegrino: We're confident in this moment
Pellegrino pleased with his Saints squad's mentality.
Video: Pellegrino looks to Leicester
Mauricio Pellegrino previews Saints' home clash with Leicester City.
Stat Pack: Saints vs Leicester City
The key numbers ahead of Saints taking on Leicester City.
Gallery: Saints start Foxes preparations
Check out the images from Monday's training at Staplewood.
Cédric resumes training after injury lay-off
Defender back in contention after two week spell on the sidelines
Pellegrino's pre-Leicester press conference (Part One)
Saints boss looks ahead to Leicester City clash.
Tickets on sale for Leicester City clash
Saints' home clash against Leicester City now on sale.
Saints vs LEI As It Happened
Key moments so far
- Maya Yoshida pulled one back from a corner
- Andy King made it 3-0 from close range
- Shinji Okazaki netted either side of half-time
- Riyad Mahrez opened the scoring with a solo effort
FULL-TIME: Saints 1-4 Leicester City
Saints well beaten here at St Mary's. It was an uphill task after a poor first half. Maya Yoshida looked to have gotten the hosts back in it, before Austin missed a glorious chance to reduce the deficit further. But Okazaki killed the game off in the 70th minute.
Austin heads wide
The frontman has worked tirelessly tonight, but it hasn't fallen for him. A chance at 3-1 to pull a goal back, but Schmeichel pulled off a wonder reaction save.
Winding down the clock
Leicester keeping possession well, trying to wind down the clock. The visitor's have looked organised, and clinical in attack.
It doesn't appear to be our night here at St Mary's. Charlie Austin working hard to keep the ball in play, before it trickles over the line and out for a goal kick.
Bertrand and Redmond link well, but the latter's cross is wayward. Saints attempting to create, but Leicester are proving characteristically difficult to break down.
Okazaki with his second
Just as Saints work their way back in to the tie, Leicester nick another. Mahrez spreads the ball wide to Jamie Vardy, whose pin-point cross is attacked and dispatched by Okazaki.
Shinji Okazaki (70’) | Southampton 1 – 4 Leicester City
Yoshida reduces the deficit
The centre-half heads in from a corner. Saints may have a lifeline here, with half an hour to go.
Maya Yoshida (61’) | Southampton 1 – 3 Leicester City
Tadić wins a free kick
Dead ball situation in a promising area, Bertrand whips the effort around the wall. It stung the gloves of Schmeichel, who turned over his bar. Resulting corner...
Bertrand wins a corner
Always full of energy, Bertrand sprints down the left channel. Wins a corner off Simpson, but the delivery is well caught by Schmeichel.
Mahrez free kick
Forster palms to safety, fairly routine. Resulting corner is cleared by Cédric. Leicester come again with Harry Maguire, who shoots and Forster saves awkwardly with his feet.
Yellow Card for Charlie Austin (Southampton)
Charlie Austin takes his frustration out on Okazaki, who goes to floor. Referee brandishes a caution.
Saints straight on the attack
Sofiane Boufal works his way down the left, resulting corner cleared. But Manolo Gabbiadini should provide Saints with more of a focal point up top. The Italian partners Austin.
Saints are behind by three at the interval. A lot of work to do in the second period 😣
HALF-TIME: Saints 0-3 Leicester City
Saints trail by three at the break, after a disappointingly sloppy first half.
van Dijk volley
Dušan Tadić floats a ball across the box, headed back in to the path of van Dijk by Bertrand. The centre-half takes it on the volley, hit with pace, but always rising.
King makes it three
Harry Maguire crosses, Andy King arrives late at the back post to tap home. Saints trail by three.
Andy King (37’) | Southampton 0 – 3 Leicester City
Okazaki doubles the lead
Fox in the box, quite literally. A corner is floated to Christian Fuchs, who volleys goalward. The effort rebounds and is turned in by Okazaki, who was quickest to react.
Shinji Okazaki (31’) | Southampton 0 – 2 Leicester City
Charlie Austin strike
That's more like it! Austin, looking to extend his rich vein of form, tests Schemichel from distance. It is palmed away to safety, before the ensuing corner comes to nothing.
The Saints wall stands tall, as Mahrez tries to bend a characteristic effort goalward. van Dijk with the original foul, upending Jamie Vardy.
Sofiane bright again down the left, trying to wriggle free from Wilfred Ndidi. The midfielder battles well, and eventually wins the free kick.
Lemina off the line
Superb tracking back from Mario Lemina, who prevents an almost certain Leicester second. Forster was beaten, but the midfielder's industry got Saints out of trouble.
Forster saves from Okazaki
Leicester on top here, as Okazaki calls Forster in to action from range. The Saints 'keeper smartly tips his effort around the post, before Wilfred Ndidi's shot is also smothered.
Mahrez on the charge again
Leicester's most lively threat, Mahrez wins a corner off Cedrić. Which goes to waste. But the visitor's are enjoying a positive spell here, after Saints dominated the opening few minutes.
Riyad Mahrez opens the scoring
Riding a challenge, Mahrez worked the ball on to his favoured left boot and fired low past Fraser Forster.
Riyad Mahrez (10’) | Southampton 0 – 1 Leicester City
Okazaki on the break
In traditional Leicester style, the visitor's first chance is created via a breakaway. Jamie Vardy leads the charge, but his square pass is too weighty for Okazaki, who had pulled away at the far post.
Sofiane Boufal is well found by Davis out wide, and makes a charge for the byline. Charlie Austin awaits the cross, which is somewhat fumbled. Leicester clear once more.
Bertrand in behind
Good running from the fullback, committing himself forward. The cross is floated in to the back post, where Dušan Tadić had made a late dash. But Schmeichel claims.19.49
Steven Davis across to take the delivery, flicked on at the near post and nearly turned in by Maya Yoshida. He gets another bite at the cherry seconds later, but Leicester clear. Good early intent!19.46
Shinji Okazaki gets us under way here at St Mary's....19.45
Handshakes done, we're all set for an exciting night under the lights here at St Mary's. Come on you Saints 😇19.43
Limbering up! 💪
It is a chilly evening here at St Mary's, as our Saints squad gear up for tonight's Premier League action. We're just over half an hour away from kick-off!19.11
Leicester City team 🦊
Starting XI: Schmeichel (GK), Simpson, Morgan (C), Maguire, Fuchs, Chilwell, Ndidi, King, Mahrez, Okazaki, Vardy.
Subs: Hamer (GK), Dragović, Amartey, Iborra, Gray, Albrighton, Ulloa.18.55
4️⃣ changes for Saints
Mario Lemina regains a starting berth ahead of Pierre-Emile Højbjerg, while Jack Stephens also drops down to the bench to accommodate for the returning Cédric. Sofiane Boufal and Steven Davis come in to Saints' attacking line up.18.51
Saints team confirmed! 😇
Starting XI: Forster (GK), Yoshida, van Dijk, Bertrand, Cédric, Lemina, Romeu, Boufal, Tadić, Davis (C), Austin.
Team news arriving shortly 👀
Who would you like to see in the line up for Saints this evening? Official confirmation of our starting XI will arrive in 15 minutes...18.27
it will be a strange feeling to go back to st mary's stadium but it will be nice to see some familiar faces.Claude PuelOn his return to Southampton
The Saints are coming! 🎥
Watch as our Southampton players arrive...17.47
Dressing room prepared 👊
Our home changing room is dressed with Saints shirts in preparation for tonight's Premier League clash. Who would you like to see in the starting XI?17.31
📸 St Mary's stage is set!
St Mary's Stadium looking resplendent under the lights! We're all set here for our first home Premier League evening fixture of the season.17.18
Prepare for Leicester City...
Watch our matchday video, for an insight in to Saints' preparation, the key facts and stats, as well as some classic footage from previous meetings.17.10
some of my players have to wait for their opportunities, but the most important thing is the mentality to be really well prepared to help the team when needed.Mauricio PellegrinoOn the importance of the whole saints squad
Rewind: 90 in 90
Relive Saints' 3-0 victory over Leicester City at St Mary's back in January 2017, as James Ward-Prowse, Jay Rodriguez and Dušan Tadić claimed the goals.17.02
IT WILL BE ANOTHER GREAT OPPONENT. WE KNOW THEIR QUALITY AND IT WILL BE IMPORTANT FOR US TO FIND GOOD PLAY, CONSISTENCY AND KEEP A GOOD FOCUS ABOUT OUR GAME.Claude Puelon Southampton
Pellegrino previews Leicester classh
We spoke with Mauricio Pellegrino on Monday afternoon. Take a look at our interview with the Saints boss, as he discusses the showdown with Claud Puel's Leicester City.16.31
It's matchday! 😇
We're back at St Mary's tonight, as Southampton host Claude Puel's Leicester City in the Premier League. After a strong showing against Arsenal at the weekend, Mauricio Pellegrino's men will be looking for more of the same intensity, and of course, that winning edge! Stay with us for all the build-up, team news, live match updates and free audio commentary. Come on you Saints! 👊16.08
Saints vs LEI Line Ups
Fraser Forster (GK)
Virgil van Dijk
Sofiane BoufalNathan Redmond (62′)
Steven Davis (C)
Dusan TadicJames Ward-Prowse (83′)
Oriol RomeuManolo Gabbiadini (45′)
Kasper Schmeichel (GK)
Wes Morgan (C)
Ben ChilwellLeonardo Ulloa (83′)
Riyad MahrezMarc Albrighton (72′)
Jamie VardyDemarai Gray (72′)
Saints vs LEI Match Stats
Shots on target411